Associate Counsel, Privacy at Code.org
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Seattle, WA (preferred). All remote locations considered.
Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Code.org is looking for an Associate Counsel, Privacy with substantial data privacy experience in an online product-focused environment; K-12 education technology experience strongly preferred.
In this role, you will lead Code.org’s student data privacy work to ensure we remain compliant with domestic and international legislation and regulatory requirements. The role also manages all of Code.org’s day-to-day legal needs and provides strategic advice and guidance on all contractual and regulatory matters. This is a hands-on role with high visibility and interaction across Code.org teams.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As Associate Counsel, Privacy, you will:
• Work closely with internal Code.org stakeholder (leadership, product, education teams) to develop Code.org’s approach to applicable state, federal, and international data privacy regulations relating to the collection, storage, transmission, and usage of user data in K-12 education and educational technology products
• Monitor privacy trends in data protection and privacy laws, regulations and public policy
• Work with product and education teams to assess and communicate the impact of new privacy regulations and laws
• Provide advice to leadership and relevant internal teams to mitigate data privacy risks, incorporate privacy-by-design and privacy-by-default principles, and ensure alignment with applicable legal requirements and data protection policies and standards
• Provide legal expertise and advice on a variety of matters, liaising with Code.org’s General Counsel as needed (external firm)
• Develop, review, and negotiate all Code.org contracts, including donor and partnership agreements, data privacy agreements and questionnaires, and data sharing agreements
• Track and manage all contract document libraries and repositories
• Respond to inbound privacy, security and data-related legal questions
• Provide staff training and education resources on relevant privacy and security issues and practices
• Manage key relationships and represent Code.org’s interests in the student data privacy community
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
To be successful in this role, you should possess a JD degree and a U.S. state bar membership in good standing; an undergraduate degree in business, communications, or information technology is preferred. You should have 3-5 years of combined, relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments and a strong background in privacy and data protection in a product-focused environment. Privacy program management (including monitoring and auditing) experience a plus. You must be highly comfortable in a fast-paced, ambiguous, informal work environment; experience in a start-up or small company environment is a plus.
As our ideal candidate, you also have all of the following:
• Strong subject matter expertise in privacy law, including GDPR, CCPA, and FERPA
• Substantial experience conducting a legal analysis of and assessing legal responsibilities and risks relating to data protection and privacy, and identifying and advising on practical approaches to compliance and risk mitigation
• Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail
• An ability to clearly and succinctly explain legal issues to a non-legal audiences
• Experience driving, prioritizing, and effectively managing cross-functional initiatives, and an ability to both work independently and with multi-stakeholder teams
• Exemplary personal and professional integrity, sound and practical business judgment, and strong ethical compass; exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
You also must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and pass a pre-employment background check.
At Code.org we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The position is open immediately. Closing date: open until filled.
We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:
• Competitive Salary
• Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
• Flexible, engaging working environment
• Monthly unlimited ORCA pass or equal value transit subsidy; located near public transit hub in Seattle, WA
• Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years.
• Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
• Option to participate in 403b retirement savings plan
• The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science
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